Hi. I’m thehomeland. I don’t use my real name, because it is a celebrity name (although I am not that celebrity). I was born in the 70s, have a 4-year BA in English from Midwestern State in Texas, and study descriptive/prescriptive linguistics actively. I also write copious amounts of hot garbage unrelated to linguistics.

This blog is called Divvyry, which is the name of a game I used to make very horrible YT episodes for, about taking a larger word and finding smaller words within it by rearranging those or fewer letters (Example: PLAYING -> PAY, NAG, YAGI, YAP, etc). To divvy, is to divide up or sort, and the -ry suffix to establish a place or kind of such service performed, (as a bakery, or like cutlery), to make a place for divvying, or a collection of such divvyings.

The blog itself was launched in January 2018, but the name existed for perhaps 3-4 years prior, and some of the articles existed on my freebie wordpress blog the ablestmage press for many more years prior (which have been migrated here).

Edit: As of May 2021, a new blog site has been launched by me, reviving the old “Dead Sea Blogs” I used to curate before ablestmage, located here and is now found via root redirect, whereas root used to bring you to this one. DSB is a very simplistic linkblog containing a brief “xanga” style entry, followed by a few tiktoks I liked recently; there is a lengthier ‘about’ page of that blog there also =)